Articles by Tommy Mackay

War Ukulele

with apologies to Tom Robinson   Ooh what a pickle we’re in missus A fool in the White House, a fool in north Korea We’re even having to march for science These tiny leaders might…


The Eejit

This is the story… Iggy Pop moves to Scotland where he annoys the neighbours by playing loud music at night. After a disastrous spell playing left back for Cumbernauld Town, he goes on the rampage…


First We Take Lumphinnans

Speed hovercraft like a bird on the wing Over the Forth to Fife We’re coming over to absolve your sins And spice up your dreary life First we take Lumphinnans Then we take Leven We’ve…





Caledonia Uber Alles

  I am Governor Jerry Brown Nicola Sturgeon was in town We slagged off the president… Sturgeon has no demands She won’t shake Trump’s tiny hands But he dictates how this is seen He’ll call…


Stickers On A Statue

D’you ever seem to have one of those days where nationalism’s just not doing it for you anymore? Well you know, I used to have those just about all the time. But I found a…


Sympathy For The Reckless

  Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a man of mirth and taste I’ve been around for long, long years 50, in fact, and another eight I was around when Tony Blair Had his…


Wightman In Holyrood Parly

  Who Owns Scotland The aristocracy who came before us They handed it all down and divvied it all up But the poor had no lawyers Lords and conglomorates Scooping up all the acres We’re…